Attacking Iran would be 'catastrophic,' Russia warns Israel

Attacking Iran would be 'catastrophic,' Russia warns Israel

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Attacking Iran would be catastrophic, Russia warns Israel

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Russia warned Israel not to attack Iran over its nuclear program today, saying that military action would have catastrophic consequences. 

"Of course any possible military scenario against Iran will be catastrophic for the region and for the whole system of international relations," Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said. 

"Therefore I hope Israel understands all these consequences ... and they should also consider the consequences of such action for themselves," Gatilov said at a news conference. 

Russia, Israel, Iran, nuclear program